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HIPRC Newsletter -- October 8, 2015
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Dear Community Members and HIPRC Stakeholders,

In the past few weeks, the Pacific Northwest has been beset with tragedy. The staff and faculty of HIPRC are saddened by recent events, including the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR and the duck boat accident here in Seattle. It is events like these, however, that fuel our desire to continue working towards a safer world.

We make our best efforts to leverage these tragedies to better understand why they happen and how we can prevent them from happening again. Through research and community outreach, we are working to make our communities safer places in which to live, work and raise families.  

Following the shooting in Roseburg, Dr. Douglas Zatzick, HIPRC’s expert on trauma psychiatry, shared tips with KING5 News and KUOW News and Information Radio on recognizing PTSD and offered advice for students returning to school.

Dr. Frederick Rivara spoke to Seattle’s KOMO News about the shooting, saying that we don’t live in a more violent society, just one with more guns. In national press, Rivara speaks to WIRED magazine about the difficulty in researching firearms with Congress’ effective prohibition on gun research.  He was also quoted in a USA Today article on the shortcomings of national level counts on deadly police pursuits.

We will continue to research the injury areas that most affect our society – not only gun violence, but distracted driving, elderly falls and traumatic brain injury. And we will continue doing outreach to ensure that our research translates into safer communities.

Our ability to reach our goals can’t be accomplished alone, however. I urge you all to support injury research and outreach in whichever way you are able. I look forward to continuing this dialogue with you all. Please let me know if you would like to be involved with HIPRC or simply want to learn more about our work.

Finally, I invite you to join us, alongside the Washington Department of Health and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Public Health

Training Center for the 2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit on November 13, 2015. Click here for more information and to register.

Sincerely,

Monica S.  Vavilala, MD

Event Calendar

October 9, 1pm: Journal Club: Effectiveness of a Safe Routes to School Program in Preventing School-Aged Pedestrian Injury w/ Dr. Brian Johnston. Learn More.  

October 10: WAPI's 14th Annual Interdisciplinary CME Conference, Issaquah WA. HIPRC Director Monica S. Vavilala, MD, is presenting on TBI. Learn More.   

October 14, 1pm: Paradata to the Rescue Weekly WIP w/ Tiffany Woelful. Learn more

October 14, 3pm: Redcap Demo w/ Bas de Veer. Learn more

October 16: You Know a Tree by Its Fruit: Collaborative Research Projects in Suicide Prevention; webinar with ICRC-S. Learn more and register.

October 16, 1pm: Journal Club: Dr. Alex Quistberg. Learn more. 

October 17: Lock Box and Trigger Lock Giveaway - We're currently seeking volunteers to join us at this event. Let us know if you're interested.

October 19: Journal Club w/ Dr. Charles Mock:  Read more. 

October 21, 11am: Works-in-Progress: Concussion in UW Varsity Athletics, w/ Dr. Sara Chrisman Learn more. 

October 21, 11am: Ordering Appropriate Imaging for TBI: Everything You Always Wanted To Know, But Didn’t Have Time to Ask. Free webinar from the Head Injury Institute earns you 1 CME. Read more. 

October 29, 9am: Building Effective Mentoring Relationships. Free webinar with the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. Read more. 

 

Click here to see the full calendar. 

What We're Reading

Injury Epidemiology, 4th Edition - Leon Robertson

CDC Study Reveals Medical Outcomes and Hospital Charges Among Children in a Crash

Concussion Recovery Proceeds More Slowly in Older People

In Vancover, Smart Signs Publicly Shame Stubborn Drivers to Ditch Their Phones

CDC Study Shows Injuries Cost $671 Billion in 2013

Female Vietnam Vets Have Higher PTSD Prevalence

Letter to the Editor, RE:  "Cycling 101 Needn't Be Collision Course," New York Times, via Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

 
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2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit
November 13, 2015

HIPRC, the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the Washington State Department of Health invite you to a one-day summit to discuss successful strategies and collaborations. Learn more and register. 
Youth, Suicide and Firearms Symposium
HIPRC associate faculty member Joe Simonetti, MD, MPH, will be speaking on a panel at Washington Ceasefire's Youth, Suicide and Firearms Symposium. The event will take place on Oct. 15 at 11am.

Click here for more details. 
 
Puget Sound HeartWalk
October 17, 2015

It's official! HIPRC is bringing a team of walkers, joggers and trotters to the AHA Puget Sounds Heart & Stroke Walk. Don't let us walk alone! Register today and send us an email to claim your free team t-shirt when you do!
Inside Peer Prevew

NIH Center for Scientific Review recently published a number of resources to help us better understand the grant application and peer review process, complete with slide shows, handouts and videos that are free to use. 

Visit the page and find out more. 
New Staff and Faculty

HIPRC extends a warm welcome to our newest Associate Faculty member Mary A. King, MD, MPH. She is Medical Director of Harborview PICU and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Seattle Children’s and her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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CONGRATULATIONS
to Vivian Lyons, who joins the staff as our team as the new Methods Core Research Assistant.  Vivian is a MPH candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She'll be in action TOMORROW at the School Nurse Organization of Washington, speaking about traumatic brain injury.  
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